Milan Flower Shop News
Beautiful Blooms: A Few of Our Favorite Nashville Flower Shops - StyleBlueprintSunday, February 10, 2019
Flower Truck began offering fresh flowers on the streets of Nashville. Owner Mattie wanted to bring the easy access to flowers found in most big cities, such as New York, London, Paris and Milan, to Music City. The one-truck business expanded to a three-truck business, and Amelia’s Flower Trucks became a trusted source for flowers — and Instagram photos. Three vintage trucks, lovingly named Amy, Melody and Rory, are filled with flowers and travel from neighborhood to neighborhood, brightening the days of passers-by. Shoppers can select stems on their own or can ask the staff for assistance in picking and arranging. As the temperatures continue to rise, expect to see Amy, Melody and Rory on the streets. Keep up with where they are by following Amelia’s Flower Truck on Instagram.Amelia’s Flower Truck is a picture-perfect place to buy flowers. Image: Amelia’s Flower TruckTake a bundle of fresh blooms home with you. Image: Amelia’s Flower TruckWe wouldn’t mind getting this beauty delivered to our door. Image: Amelia’s Flower TruckWe love our sponsors!The Farmer’s Florist (845) 598 1856The Farmer’s Florist celebrates Nashville and Middle Tennessee flower farmers. Owned by husband and wife, Christie and Will Tarleton, The Farmer’s Florist sources flowers from small U.S. farms, which results in local, seasonal blooms. Christie artfully arranges the blooms to reflect the colors of the season. The Farmer’s Florist is happy to provide arrangements for your event, or you can order a single bouquet online. The hand-tied arrangements are wrapped in butcher paper, to give them that fresh-from-the-farm feel.We’d love to have these delivered to our door! Image: The Farmer’s FloristBeautiful flowers in a stunning setting. Image: The Farmer’s FloristThe Farmer’s Florist does weddings and events, as well. Image: Joshua NessFlower Mar... https://styleblueprint.com/nashville/everyday/flower-shops-nashville/
Yuletide bling on a budget:London's florist to the stars reveals the secret to affordable Christmas decorations - Homes and PropertyTuesday, December 19, 2017
Lady Gaga flies florist Neill Strain to Milan. A recent commission was to create a giant “DV” in roses and gardenias for Donatella Versace’s party. Joan Collins adores him. He’s in Kanye West’s address book — and Victoria Beckham’s. Neill, 34, the Belgravia florist with a Northern Irish lilt, is a flower obsessive.The outside of his shop in West Halkin Street is unmissable, a real crowd stopper. Neill Strain Floral Couture has recently also moved into Harrods. At Christmas, he and his team are frantically wiring, tying and arranging, often working through the night.Manoeuvring tall Christmas trees and huge arrangements into some of his wealthy London clients’ homes full of precious porcelain and priceless furniture can be a heart-stopping, hazardous business.Show stoppers: go big with baubles“When we take large trees and hundreds of decorations into these exquisite homes, we have to plan our moves like a military operation.” But Neill loves Christmas. “It’s a time of creative paradise,” he enthuses. “There are almost no...
Gigi Hadid and Kaia Gerber Wore Nothing But A Bouquet of Flowers On The Moschino Runway - HarpersBAZAAR.comTuesday, October 10, 2017
Moschino's Jeremy Scott is known to take the themes of his collections quite literally (in case you forgot, last season's models wore actual trash down the runways) and his show in Milan today was no exception. For Spring 2018, the designer was inspired by florals—and no, not the kind that would make Miranda Priestly scoff–but actual life-size flowers. Advertisement - Continue Reading BelowWhile the show started with a punk-twist on My Little Pony, the final 18 looks quickly flipped a switch, embracing blown-up flowers, butterflies, and nature in bloom. Taking the floral theme to new heights, Gigi Hadid and Kaia Gerber closed the show wearing matching bouquets of flowers—ribbons and all: GettyGerber even had flowers growing out of her white over-the-knee boots, which seems like a logical way to make winter boots work for spring. GettyAdvertisement - Continue Reading BelowBut those weren't the only flower-inspired looks. Joan Smalls walked the runway in a skirt made out of red roses: GettyAdvertisement - Continue Reading BelowWhile another model wore a callalily-shaped gown:GettyAnd then this model just wore nothing but a shrub of flowers from head-to-toe:div cla... http://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/fashion-week/a12447089/moschino-spring-2018/
Romantic, fragrant plants you can grow for bodily balance - Green ProphetTuesday, June 13, 2017
This is time to spend doing things such as gardening. Maybe you have a large yard where you can house chickens and goats and heirloom roses that you found in the countryside near Milan. But even on a small plot, patio, rooftop, fire escape, and even inside, luxury can be found in all types of gardening.“It’s one of the most simple and spiritual acts anyone can do,” says Brooklyn florist a href="http://www.vogue.c...
King of flowers Thierry Boutemy draws on his roots for secret garden - The Australian Financial ReviewTuesday, May 02, 2017
Stephen ToddAs an urban agglomeration, Milan presents a cold face. Its stoic, historical stone facades are handsome fortifications that echo the bombast of its Sforza castle. Adding to the city's stand-offishness, since the 1950s many mid-rise buildings have been covered in faceted ceramics designed by architect Gio Ponti to sparkle as the frequent rains pour down. It's poetic but hardly joyous.One of the wonderful things about the annual Milan Furniture Fair – beyond the chance to see design at the zenith of excellence – is that for one week a year the iron gates to many otherwise impregnable palazzi are thrown open to welcome visitors to the launches and presentations and parties that happen all across town.One fortuitous discovery earlier this month was the private garden of the 18th-century Palazzo Borromeo d'Adda. Its neoclassical facade gives onto the bustling Via Manzoni, but the secluded courtyard could be in the far-flung fields of Lombardy. Especially after the Brussels-based French florist Thierry Boutemy ratchet... http://www.afr.com/lifestyle/king-of-flowers-thierry-boutemy-draws-on-his-roots-for-secret-garden-20170420-gvohjn
America in Bloom judges coming to Mansfield - Mansfield News JournalTuesday, July 23, 2019
Awards will be announced Oct. 3-5 at AIB’s National Symposium & Awards Celebration, this year in St. Charles, Illinois. America in Bloom 2018: Judges see flowers, historic sites, more firstname.lastname@example.org 419-521-7223 Twitter: @LWhitmir... https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/2019/07/22/america-bloom-judges-coming-downtown-mansfield/1793243001/
Capital - Why are flowers so expensive? - BBC NewsTuesday, May 21, 2019
Jeanie McKewan, who has been growing flowers for 13 years in the US states of Illinois and Wisconsin, points to insect damage as a big challenge, saying there’s a “zero tolerance” policy: “It is through constant vigilance and the use of integrated pest management that we keep the little buggers from getting the best of our crops,” she says.Then the flowers have to bloom on schedule. In the case of Mother’s Day tulips planted in January or February, they have to bloom by early May in time to be picked and shipped.Labour costs are already high – according to the 2012 US Agricultural Census, contract and hired labour accounted for 10% of total agricultural operating expenses in the US, but that number soared to 40% for greenhouse, nursery and floriculture production because of a tighter farm labour market and rising wages. Then you add extra costs for peaks.McKewan hires extra hands during peak periods but says cutting flowers “requires experience and cannot be done by just any part-time employee”. Chris Drummond, a Philadelphia-based florist, says wages average around $13.25 (£10.16) per hour in the US. “In order to ramp up production to meet holiday demand, growers are required to pay far above that average,” he says.In developed countries like the Netherlands or Germany, Stewart says that there are greenhouses with automated technology like sophisticated watering machines or robot transplanters and harvesters, where fewer workers are needed. But in poorer nations with cheaper labour, there’s less use of technology. Then it’s time for shipping. While flowers are waiting on the runway or in the back of a lorry, temperatures can’t be too cold (for Valentine’s Day) or too hot (for Mother’s Day). When they arrive at the wholesaler, they must look perfect. That means no bug bites, no missing petals, no dead buds. Otherwise, they get thrown away. “It has to be flawless,” Stewart says.Complicated logisticsChris Drummond, the florist, estimates that the holiday volume “is usually nearly 20 times the everyday volume”. He says many farmers nurture flowers all year long to ensure enough blooms for the handful of holidays. During the other months on the farm, he says, flowers are sold at cost, below cost or discarded and turned into mulch.“So, of course farm price increases as demand increases,” he says. “Consumers are paying a premium to make sure that grower is compensated for their expense and effort to maintain the plants year-round, thus ensuring the wide variety of flowers is available at each holiday.”He highlights costs across the supply chain, saying industry participants must “rent temporary space, pay fuel surcharges, find space on airlines, hire independent drivers, find more refrigerated trucks, pay overtime to staff” and more. Roses flown from Bogota to Miami are hit with a 15-cent (£0.12) importer’s fee to clear customs and inspection. Domestic refrigerated shipping can vary, but that’s another eight cents (£0.06) per rose.It also depends on what kind of flower you’re shipping – Drummond says 300 carnations can fit into the same box as 150 roses, so the transport price per stem is halved. Transit time from field to florist can be up to a week (though it can wildly vary depending on where the flowers are coming from), and the blooms must be carefully handled every step of the way.Hans Larsen is a cut flower grower in the US s... http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20190507-why-are-flowers-so-expensive
Food flowers - Illinois TimesThursday, May 02, 2019
Do not eat any plant if you’re not totally sure what it is, and ask an expert like the folks at University of Illinois Extension Service if you have any questions. Some flowers, like daylily (which are in a different plant family than the toxic true lilies) can act as a diuretic and should be eaten in moderation. Make sure that the flowers you eat or cook with have not been sprayed or treated, and never eat roadside flowers or those purchased from a florist. Flower jelly 2-3 cups loosely packed flower petals, such as violet, rose, sunflower, dandelion or nasturtium. (Be sure to pinch off only the petals and discard the base of the flower, as it can give the jelly a bitter taste.) Juice of one lemon2 ½ cups boiling water 1 package of Sure-Jell pectin (you can certainly use a different kind of pectin, but you may need to adjust the recipe method according to the package directions) 3 ½ cups sugar Sort through the flower petals and rinse them gently under running water to remove any dirt or bugs. Place the flower petals in a heat-proof bowl and pour the boiling water over them. Let the flower “tea” steep for at least two hours or overnight. Prepare a water bath canner and have ready six half-pint jars with new lids and bands. After the mixture has steeped, strain it through a fine meshed sieve into a nonreactive saucepan and discard the flower solids. Add the lemon juice (this may cause the color of your tea to brighten or change hue). Slowly stir in the pectin and bring to a full rolling boil. Boil for one minute, then add all the sugar at once. Stirring continuously, return to a boil and cook for one minute. Ladle the hot mixture into the clean, hot jars. Wipe the rim of the jars, then place a lid on top and gently screw on the band (do not put it on super tight). Process in the water bath for five minutes, then remove from the water and set out onto a towel to cool overnight. As the jars cool you should hear an occasional “pop” coming from the jars, indicating a good seal has been achieved. *for rose jelly, add a tablespoon of rose water to the rose petal tea to enhance flavor **add a ½ tablespoon or so of crushed red pepper flakes to nasturtium jelly for savory kick Ashley Meyer is a Springfield-based food writer, cook and avid gardener. https://illinoistimes.com/article-21169-food-flowers.html
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Leanne Muenstermann, owner of Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton, has earned the title of Illinois certified designer during the Illinois State Floral Association’s annual floral design show March 14-18 in Champaign, Ill.
She was assessed in theoretical knowledge of advanced design styles and techniques. She was required to create three “advanced design” arrangements during a timed test.
Internationally recognized floral industry professionals evaluated these advanced designs. Muenstermann is one of only five florists in Illinois to earn this accreditation.
She earned her title of Illinois certified professional florist during last year’s annual floral design show. She is one of 58 florists in the state to earn this distinction. She is working toward her national certified floral designer accreditation through the internationally recognized American Institute of Floral Designers.
To maintain the Illinois certified designer accreditation, the designer must continue to accumulate continuing education credits each year and maintain his or her membership in the ISFA and ICP... https://advantagenews.com/news/business/brighton-florist-achieves-title-of-certified-designer/